Apple Objects To “Unprecedented” Legal Bill

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When you’re among the world’s most sued companies, we imagine that you get used to some pretty hefty legal fees from keeping lawyers on retainer.

Even Apple has kicked up a fuss, however, when its court-appointed “monitor” — given the job of ensuring Apple’s antitrust compliance concerning e-book price fixing — handed in what the company considered a fairly outrageous time sheet.

Steve Jobs’s Yacht Impounded As Designer Awaits $3.96 Million Fee

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The yacht Steve Jobs was building before he passed away on October 2011 has been impounded over a €3 million (approx. $3.96 million) fee owed to designed Philippe Starck. Called Venus, the yacht cost Jobs more than €100 million to build, but he never got to use it. Now it will remain in Amsterdam port pending payment by lawyers representing Jobs’s estate.

Apple Sued By Former Keynote Producer Who Claims Steve Jobs ‘Promised Job Security’

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Jobs wanted Google out of the iPhone altogether.
Goodrich was the executive producer behind major Apple keynotes like this one at Macworld in 2007.

Wayne Goodrich, a former Apple employee who produced and coordinated the company’s hugely popular keynote presentations, is suing the Cupertino company for wrongful termination after he was fired for “business reasons” — despite being promised job security by former CEO Steve Jobs.

Play More Than 100 Classic Nintendo Games In Your iPhone’s Web Browser Without Jailbreaking

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Well... they're almost playable.
Well... they're almost playable.

With Nintendo adamant it’ll never bring its games to iOS, the only way to enjoy your favorite titles on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is to jailbreak your device and download an emulator. But that’s no longer the case. You can now enjoy more than 100 NES and Game Boy games in your iPhone’s web browser.

Apple Patent Lawyer Walks As HTC Becomes Next Victim of An Apple Lawsuit

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Photo by lambdachialpha - http://flic.kr/p/iR9Qu

It seems that you can’t call yourself a major tech company these days unless you’re involved in a patent dispute with Apple. Its ongoing spat with Samsung continues to hit the headlines, and the company has just made HTC its next victim of a patent infringement lawsuit… so why is Apple’s chief counsel on patent issues leaving the company with still so much left to do?